Let That Pony Run

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"Let That Pony Run"
Single by Pam Tillis
from the album Homeward Looking Angel
B-side "Fine, Fine, Very Fine Love"
Released January 4, 1993
Format 7" single
Genre Country
Length 3:31
Label Arista
Writer(s) Gretchen Peters
Producer(s) Paul Worley, Ed Seay
Pam Tillis singles chronology
"Shake the Sugar Tree"
"Let That Pony Run"
"Cleopatra, Queen of Denial"

"Let That Pony Run" is a song written by Gretchen Peters and recorded by American country music artist Pam Tillis. It was released in January 1993 as the second single from the album Homeward Looking Angel. The song reached number 4 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart.[1]

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Steven Goldmann and premiered in early 1993.


The narrator tells of a woman named "Mary", who was married with children, living what she thought was "the perfect suburban life" until her husband "came clean" (confessed) with the help of Jim Beam and "confessed all his sins one night", e.g. falling in love with a barmaid that he said made him feel reckless and young. After he was through, she (Mary) had nothing else she could do but "let that pony run" as the thing "she had to do what she had to do when she knows what she knows" (hubby's infidelity). Two verses later, Mary moved to West Virginia after the shock wore off. She got a divorce and a chestnut horse and a barn with an old hayloft. She sometimes rides by the river, saying it makes her feel reckless and young. And when she closes her eyes, she holds on tight and "lets that pony run"...

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1993) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[2] 7
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 4

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1993) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[4] 87


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 348. 
  2. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 7098." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. April 3, 1993. Retrieved August 5, 2013.
  3. ^ "Pam Tillis Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Pam Tillis.
  4. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1993". RPM. December 18, 1993. Retrieved August 5, 2013. 

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